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1953 Singer Samantha Sang is born Cheryl Lau Sang in Melbourne, Australia.

1947 Guitarist/vocalist Rick Derringer (of the Edgar Winter Group and The McCoys) is born in Fort Recovery, Ohio.

1947 Greg Leskiw (guitarist for The Guess Who) is born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

1943 Country music singer/songwriter Sammi Smith is born Jewel Faye Smith in Orange County, California.

1942 Rick Huxley (bassist for The Dave Clark Five) is born in Dartford, Kent, England.

1941 Jazz drummer/percussionist Airto Moreira (of Weather Report) is born in Itaiopolis, Brazil.

1940 Singer/actress Damita Jo is born in Austin, Texas. Had a minor hit with a cover of "If You Go Away."

1926 Jazz singer/pianist Jeri Southern is born Genevieve Hering in Royal, Nebraska. Known for the 1957 hit "Fire Down Below."

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The Runaways Form, Becoming The First All-Girl Hard Rock Band

1975

The first all-female hard-rock band is formed when producer Kim Fowley puts together The Runaways, featuring Joan Jett, future Bangle Michael Steele, and Lita Ford.

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